Stobart Group reported an increase in turnover and profit in its transport and distribution unit in its final year as a fully-owned division of the business. In March Stobart Group sold a 51% stake in transport division to Douglasbay Capital (Dbay) – the former owners of TDG – for £280.8m. The move saw William Stobart become chief executive the business now called Eddie Stobart Logistics. In the financial year ending 28 February 2014 discontinued operations at Stobart Group (which includes […]
Average turnover for the Motor Transport Top 100 rose by 4.3% year-on-year, and pre-tax profit rose 29.6% in the same period, as the largest third-party logistics businesses in the UK put the impact of the recession firmly behind them.
Stobart Group has sold its automotive after-sales division, Stobart Vehicle Services, to Paragon Group for an undisclosed sum. The division, which was part of Autologic prior to its purchase by Stobart in August 2012, provides car manufacturers and dealerships with services ranging from new car preparation to customisation. As part of the deal Paragon will take on former Autologic sites in Corby, Portbury, Doncaster and five manufacturer locations and said it would be “welcoming 500 new staff”. The division will […]
Last week the MT Tracker took a break – to compile the MT Top 100 – look out for it at the end of November. It’s no secret that our big six make the Top 100, but as for exactly where you’ll have to wait until 18 November. In the meantime, we welcome Royal Mail out of the clutches of the government and onto the Stock Exchange (and the MT Tracker) and we’ll take a look at its share price […]